Category:Rockeater (ship, 1945)

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  • Built in New Orleans in 1945 as a coastal freighter for the United States navy.
  • 1964 Bought by Ocean Science and Engineering (South Africa) to be used for marine prospecting.
  • Donated to the False Bay Conservation Society. The Rockeater was towed to Smitswinkel Bay on 15th December 1972 and scuttled.
  • Displacement: 800 tonnes
  • Length over all: 65 m
  • Beam: 12 m
  • Draft: 5.5 m
  • Top speed: 12 knots
  • Crew: 40